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Be insipred by the best beaches in the UK

If the winter weather is getting you down – but you still can’t decide where to go for a summer walking holiday, why not take inspiration from this list of the UK’s best beaches? The top five beaches have been rated by TripAdvisor in their Travellers’ Choice 2016 survey.

1 Woolacombe Beach, North Devon

shutterstock_138896576 A TripAdvisor visitor said: “Three miles of heaven. In wild weather, it is beautiful. In good weather, it is a delight.” You can visit Woolacombe on the South West Coast Path and also during a North Coast Devon and Exmoor Highlights walking tour

2 Weymouth Beach, Dorset

shutterstock_209084773 This three-mile beach is just minutes from Weymouth town centre and an historic harbour. The views from Weymouth Beach and the bay, on the Jurassic Coastline, are superb. Visit Weymouth beach on a walking holiday on the Jurassic Coast

3 St Brelade’s Bay beach, Jersey

[caption id="attachment_19110" align="aligncenter" width="100%"]St Brelade's beach. Pic credit: Gerald England. St Brelade's beach. Pic credit: Gerald England.[/caption] This beach can be a popular and busy but it’s still in a very beautiful location. South facing, the beach, with its soft and golden sands, enjoys a long day when the sun shines. Visit St Brelade and many more gorgeous beaches on a walking holiday of the Jersey Coastal Path

4 Rhossili Bay, Wales

shutterstock_197743448 Rhossili is a small village and community on the southwestern tip of the Gower Peninsula in Swansea, Wales. It is within a location designated as the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the United Kingdom Not only is the three-mile beach voted Britain's fourth best beach but it is also rated as ninth in the World by TripAdvisor. Wales has much to offer the walker.

5 Porthmeor Beach, Cornwall

shutterstock_121094725 Porthmeor Beach is a magical place located close to the popular destination of St Ives. It is claimed as the jewel of the south-west.  The sandy shoreline of Porthmeor is also popular with surfers. Vist Porthmeor Beach on the South West Coast Path from St Ives to Penzance and Padstow to St Ives.

Have we inspired you to visit some of the UK’s best beaches?

  ** This is an updated version of a blog post which was published in February 2016 ** 
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